1997 Lincoln Town Car Owner Ratings & Reviews

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1997 Lincoln Town Car - My Lincoln Towncar

Kelli
Fairfax, Oklahoma
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
2.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
5.0
So far, my Towncar had 285,000 miles and counting. I only paid $1,000.00 for it. I change the oil regularly. It averages about 20 miles a gallon. The air bags went out. And I spent over$1,000.00 trying to fix them. That didn't work so I had to install a strut and spring conversion kit. Mechanically, there is nothing won't with the car. The only thing under the good I have replaced is the thermostat and a serpentine belt. Changed the antifreeze a few times. Replaced the ball joints. Had to replace the rear shaft drive this summer. Then put new wheel hub assembly on front. Car cover is coming off. And the ceiling is coming apart.
Story
We recently drove the car to Tennessee from Oklahoma. That was over 1,300 miles one way. We stayed there for four days. Traveled around did a lot of sightseeing. On the way back way, we drove around the city for an entire day. Then we stopped in Memphis.
Pros
The pros are it's an American-made car. The body is metal not fiberglass like today's cars. So if you get into a vehicle accident, you're sure to not get hurt. It has standard airbags. The parts for the car are easy to find and cheap to buy.
Cons
This vehicle come standard with an air ride suspension. It is common for the airbags in this vehicle to go out. When that happens you have to go through a number of things to figure out what the problem is. When mine went out, first I replaced the airbags, then I replaced the pump, then I check the electrical system. I fixed all that, and the airbag still didn't work.

1997 Lincoln Town Car - Very reliable

Bobbi
New Orleans, Louisiana
Overall
4.0
Value
3.0
Performance
3.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
1.0
Reliability
2.0
The 1997 Lincoln Town Car has performed admirably. It is very reliable, rides smoothly. My particular car has almost 500k on it. Riding in the car is a dream, as it's a smooth, quiet ride. The seats are power, very cushioned, and fully adjustable (up, down, forward, backwards.) The car has a built in garage door opener that can be programmed to your particular garage door. The body is luxurious and sleek. The car is sturdy. The car does, however, burn a tremendous amount of gasoline. It gets the worst miles per gallon of any car I've ever owned. Fifteen dollars worth of gas, with the air conditioner running, only gets you about 50 miles or so. When something does go wrong with the car, it is not entirely cheap, or easy, to repair. The power windows on the car are not reliable and will ... (more)
Story
Teaching a family member how to drive.
Pros
Smooth ride sleek appearance programmable garage door opener dashboard features for keeping track of gas mileage and distance driven air conditioner blows hard and cold luxury seats that are fully adjustable has almost 500k miles and still going
Cons
Very poor gas mileage electronics sometimes fail in the windows basic radio system large tires are expensive to replace can be expensive to work on